Scranton Public Library Plans Celebration for National Library Week

SCRANTON – National Library Week will take place April 3 through April 9 this year, and the Scranton Public Library will have special events, raffles, and giveaways to celebrate with library visitors.

The Albright Memorial Library at 500 Vine Street will have events every day including a MakerSpace demonstration on Thursday evening at 6 p.m.

This will be the first time the Library will showcase its new MakerSpace project since its conception in August of 2021. Through a Community Projects Grant from the Scranton Area Community Foundation, the Library has purchased craft making machines including several Cricut machines, laptops with creative software, podcast equipment, and more. The purpose of the project is to provide community members a chance to use machinery and software that can be otherwise expensive to purchase on their own.

Albright Memorial Library Events

Monday, April 4

(FILLED) Pysanky Egg Class for Beginners from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. WAITLIST STARTED

Tuesday, April 5

Benjamin Franklin Celebration with WVIA from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6

Movie Matinee Showing of West Side Story (2021) from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p. m.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Book Discussion from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 7

MakerSpace Demonstration from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 8

Scrabble Tournament from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 9

Movie Matinee Showing of West Side Story (2021) from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

All events except for the MakerSpace Demonstration require registration. Guests can call (570) 348-3000 or stop in to register.


The Lackawanna County Children’s Library at 520 Vine Street will host a Spirit Week, Scavenger Hunt, and Library I Spy Game in addition to its full list of weekly events. Spirit Week is based on popular children’s books and will have kids dress up and visit the library every day.

Sunday, April 3: New Socks Day – Wear your favorite crazy socks.

Monday, April 4: A Bad Case of the Stripes Day: Wear stripes.

Tuesday, April 5: Click, Clack, Moo Day: Wear black and white.

Wednesday, April 6: The Day the Crayons Quit Day: Dress in your favorite color.

Thursday, April 7: Where the Wild Things Are Day: Wear animal print or mismatch prints.

Friday, April 8: Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late Day: Wear your pajamas.

Saturday, April 9: No Fits, Nilson Day: Bring your stuffed animal to visit.

The Scavenger Hunt and I Spy Game use word and picture clues to find objects in the library. Once the kids find all the objects, they will receive a raffle ticket.


The Nancy Kay Holmes Library on the corner of Green Ridge Street and Wyoming Avenue will debut several new monthly programs including a Study Hall for students, a LEGO Club, and French Club. The Library will also host a Family Game Night on Wednesday, April 6 at 4 p.m. for National Library Week.


Nancy Kay Holmes Library Events

Monday, April 4

Toddlers on the Move from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Study Hall for Students from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5

LEGO Crazy from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6

Family Game Night from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 7

French Club from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 8

Storytime from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

All events require registration except for the LEGO Crazy Club. Guests can call the library at (570) 207-0764 to register.


Library Express Bookstore, located on the second floor of The Marketplace at Steamtown, will host several special events for National Library Week including a Poetry Open Mic Night for high school students and a DIY Bookmark Workshop for adults.

Library Express Bookstore Events

Sunday, April 3

Embroidery Club from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6

Make a DIY Bookmark from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 7

Card Night from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, April 8

Poetry Open Mic Night for Teens (ages 15+) from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 9

Crafty Kids Club from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All events require registration. Guests can call the library at (570) 558-1670.


Every Scranton Public Library location will have its own raffle for people to enter when they attend an event, borrow items, or use a library service. There will also be free library swag for all visitors.


The Scranton Public Library is recognized as a Gold Star Library by PA Forward®, an initiative created by the Pennsylvania Library Association.

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